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Americans in Antarctica, 1775-1948

Author: Kenneth John Bertrand
Publisher: New York, NY : American Geographical Society, 1971. ©1971
Series: Special publication (American Geographical Society of New York), no. 39.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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History of exploration; discusses about 20 American Antarctic expeditions, and also provides information on American Antarctic sealers.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bertrand, Kenneth John, 1910-
Americans in Antarctica, 1775-1948.
New York, American Geographical Society, 1971
(OCoLC)643657701
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth John Bertrand
OCLC Number: 1236432
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xvi, 554 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Series Title: Special publication (American Geographical Society of New York), no. 39.
Responsibility: [by] Kenneth J. Bertrand.

Abstract:

History of exploration; discusses about 20 American Antarctic expeditions, and also provides information on American Antarctic sealers.

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Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Early American Sealers in the Antarctic. 3. The Voyage of the Hersilia, 1819-1820. 4. The Fanning-Pendleton Sealing Fleet, 1820-1821. 5. The Sealing Expedition of the Huron and the Huntress, 1820-1821. 6. Other American Sealing Fleets at the South Shetlands, 1820-1821. 7. The Fanning-Pendleton Sealing Fleet, 1821-1822. 8. Captain Benjamin Morrell and the Voyage of the Wasp, 1822-1823. 9. James Eights and the Palmer-Pendleton Expedition of 1829-1831. 10. The United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842. 1l. Maury and Smyley, Scientist and Sealer in Mid-Century. 12. Voyage of the Bark Oriental and the Discovery of Heard Island by Captain John J. Heard, 1853. 13. New London Sealers on Heard Island. 14. The United States Transit of Venus Expedition to Kerguelen Island. 15. Robert Cushman Murphy's Voyage in the Brig Daisy. 16. The Beginning of the Mechanical Age in Antarctic Exploration. 17. The First Byrd Antarctic Expedition, 1928-1930. 18. The Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition, 1933-1935. 19. Ellsworth's Transantarctic Flight, 1935. 20. The Ellsworth Antarctic Expedition, 1938-1939. 21. The United States Antarctic Service Expedition, 1939-1941. 22. The U. S. Navy Antarctic Developments Project, "Operation Highjump", 1946-1947. 23. The Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition, 1947-1948. 24. The U. S. Navy Second Antarctic Developments Project, "Operation Windmill", 1947-1948.

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